“There is power in the name of Jesus… to break every chain.” This line from the band, The Digital Age, has been in my mind all through the night and still this morning. The song is called Break Every Chain and it’s from their Evening:Morning album. Having been a church musician since I was 13, every song I ever heard about the Name of Jesus has come into my head. Here are a few titles… You may remember some of them, they’re fine old nuggets…
There’s Something About that Name
At The Name of Jesus
Glory to His Name
No Other Name
Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know
Just Say Jesus
Take the Name of Jesus with You
This list could get long. The thing is that there IS power in the name of Jesus! I’ve felt it myself. In the middle of the night when I’m wide awake and praying for someone I love and I don’t know what to pray for, I have just spoken His name and sleep comes. When I was recovering from spine surgery and in extreme pain, His precious name settled my nerves and my pain so I could rest. Somehow, speaking His name out loud brings peace to my world.
This song also brings lots of scriptures to mind, so I’ll share some here as well…
Philippians 2:10… so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Acts 3:6… But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!”
Acts 16:18… About the girl with the evil spirit who was badgering Paul for many days, he “turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour.”
“To break every chain.” Chains of oppression, chains of illness, chains of addiction, chains of evil. Anything that binds, heavy, dark, strong… There IS power in the name of Jesus. Imagine the impact to our hurting world if we all speak His name together!!
Just say, “Jesus.”